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The Mount Welcomes its First Fulbright Scholar


fullbright Emmitsburg, Maryland – Mount St. Mary’s University proudly announces the Richard J. Bolte Sr. School of Business was awarded the Fulbright Scholar-in-residence grant and will host Professor Olga I. Shabalina, of South Ural State University in Chelyabinsk, Russia during the fall 2012 semester.  Professor Shabalina is the Mount’s first Fulbright Scholar-in-residence.

 “The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Grant is a significant step in further strengthening the internationalization of Mount St. Mary’s University,” says President Thomas H. Powell.  “We thank the Fulbright organization and those here at the Mount who worked so diligently in obtaining this opportunity for our University.”

Professor Shabalina serves as the Deputy Head of Marketing Communications in the business department at South Ural State University and is an associate professor, teaching courses in international marketing and advertising.  She is also a member of the Russian Guild of Marketers and has participated in a number of international projects, including joint teaching of international marketing classes with the Mount.   While on campus, Professor Shabalina will teach International Marketing in the undergraduate program and Marketing in the MBA program. 

"The faculty, staff, and students in the Bolte School of Business are delighted that Professor Olga Shabalina will be joining us, “says Dean Karl Einolf.  “Throughout our business curriculum, Bolte School students are expected to apply their classroom knowledge in hands-on experiential learning opportunities and Professor Shabalina will offer our students a unique opportunity to interact with global business leaders and to understand the diverse marketing challenges.” 

Professor Shabalina co-authored international case studies for use in the classroom and has published in academic business journals, including a co-authored article on the value of short-term study abroad programs with Mount Professor Sandra Sjoberg.

“Not only does Professor Shabalina bring a wealth of knowledge on emerging market economies, but she also strengthens our relationship with South Ural State University that was established in 2008,” says Business Professor Sandra Sjoberg.  “I am excited our students will be given the opportunity to critically study both emerging and developed markets to gain a broader international perspective, to better evaluate the future competitiveness of the marketplace, and to develop global leadership skills that are necessary in today's global business environment.”

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange. By supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component, both the U.S. institution and the scholar grantee benefit.

For more information please visit: Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business.

 
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